The Lost City of Z Test | Final Test - Hard

David Grann
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Fawcett awarded he Distinguished Service Order medal?

2. When did Fawcett write to the Society and say that he would not subject his wife to the perpetual anxiety of his risky journeys?

3. In Chapter 14, where was Fawcett, Costin, and others exploring when they were attached by arrows?

4. When Fawcett left in 1925, how many people did he say were aware of their objective?

5. When was Fawcett so poor that he could not pay his membership dues to the Royal Geographical Society?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 12, how did Nina prepare herself to be able to go on an expedition with her husband?

2. What did Fawcett speculate happened to the Amazon populations that the conquistadors encountered?

3. Who wrote the manuscript that Grann viewed in Chapter 16?

4. In Chapter 20, why did Fawcett try to persuade Raleigh to return with the guides?

5. In Chapter 19, how did Grann describe the situation for many indigenous people in modern times?

6. Who was Alexander Hamilton Rice?

7. In Chapter 13, what was James Lynch doing?

8. How did Leonard Darwin introduce Fawcett in 1911 at a lecture before the Royal Geographical Society?

9. In Chapter 17, how did an encounter with the Yanomami unfold when Dr. Rice and his party encountered them?

10. How did Fawcett describe home in Chapter 12?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Indians were enslaved and killed as Europeans came to South America. How did the Europeans treat the indigenous people, and how did prejudice influence the way that Europeans treated the Indians?

Essay Topic 2

During the nineteenth century many believed in environmental determinism. What was environmental determinism, and how was the theory being disproved by recent archaeological discoveries?

Essay Topic 3

Fawcett believed there was a lost city, and archaeologists and anthropologists are looking for lost worlds today. How does the author present the theme that there are unseen worlds waiting to be discovered, and what does the author reveal about unseen worlds in the book?

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